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TD music café Edmonton: Local Talent Starred in a Fantastic Day of Live Music

Posted By: TD Live Music      Friday, July 04, 2014
Now in its 11th year of supporting live music in Canada, TD Bank is pleased to encourage the creation and performance of music in communities from coast-to-coast. TD also believes in supporting artists at varied stages in their careers.This commitment was on display Saturday June 21st when, as part of the opening celebrations for TD’s new branch in the West Edmonton Mall, the TD music café highlighted eight talented Edmonton acts.

London’s TD Sunfest Festival Celebrates 20 Years

Posted By: TD Live Music      Thursday, July 03, 2014
Launched in 1995, London, Ontario’s TD Sunfest is now one of the largest music festivals in Canada. Over 225,000 people – 25 per cent of them tourists – gather in Victoria Park for four days of world music performances, complemented by hundreds of culturally diverse food, craft and visual art exhibitors. 2014 marks Sunfest’s 20th Anniversary.

CBC’s Jian Ghomeshi Interviews Tegan and Sara Live On-Stage

Posted By: TD Live Music      Monday, June 23, 2014
In a five-part video series, we present highlights from this conversation. Return each day this week, as a new video is added, to find Tegan and Sara discussing topics such as confessional songwriting, their appreciation of the MusiCounts organization, being out and proud as lesbian women, future music projects, and more.

Forever Proud: TD at WorldPride in Toronto 2014

Posted By: TD Live Music      Friday, June 20, 2014
TD is a dedicated community supporter and proud longtime sponsor of Pride celebrations across much of North America. This year, TD was pleased to be the Platinum Sponsor of WorldPride 2014 Toronto (WP14TO), produced by Pride Toronto. Toronto was the first WorldPride celebration held in North America, and the fourth such festival in the world.

A Map to TD Echo Beach, Toronto’s Premier Beachfront Concert Venue

Posted By: TD Live Music      Friday, June 13, 2014
TD Echo Beach is Toronto’s premier beachfront concert venue. Launched in 2011 by Live Nation Canada, it provides a festival atmosphere in the downtown city core, complete with supreme sound and staging, a real sand beach, and room for 5,000 music fans.

TD Summer Music Festival Season Has Begun!

Posted By: TD Live Music      Thursday, June 12, 2014
TD believes in the power of music, and in the importance of bringing live music to communities across Canada. From the small stages to the JUNO Awards, we’re there, supporting music projects that entertain, educate and innovate. Now in our 11th year of supporting music, TD has invested more than $60 million in festivals from coast-to-coast.

Tunes and Tales: A Story of Live Music and Readings for Children

Posted By: TD live music      Friday, June 06, 2014
In 2011, the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra (SSO) and the Greater Sudbury Public Library partnered to present Tunes and Tales, a bilingual program that pairs storytelling by library staff with live classical music performed by the Orchestra’s string quartet.

TD music café with Tegan and Sara

Posted By: TD Live Music      Monday, June 02, 2014
The sun shone brightly on the inaugural TD music café, a unique pop-up event that took place Monday, May 26 in downtown Toronto to celebrate the launch of TD’s 2014 summer music season.From 11am to 3pm that day, Roy Thomson Hall’s concrete patio was transformed into an urban oasis, complete with shaded concert-style seating, cool synthetic grass and free summer sodas, all in the name of comfort. Better still, the audience of more than 1,000 people – many of whom eagerly gathered well before 9a.m. – was treated to a free one-of-a-kind music experience.

TD LIVE MUSIC & CBC MUSIC COME TOGETHER

Posted By: TD Live Music      Friday, May 09, 2014
TD Live Music is excited to join CBC Music to present a dynamic new online destination connecting Canadian music fans with sounds and stories you will love. Together, we bring you a wealth of fresh music content that includes news, concert reviews, playlists, image galleries, and other exclusives.

Music Monday: Canada Comes Together

Posted By: TD Live Music      Friday, May 02, 2014
On Monday, May 5th, Music Monday celebrates its 10th anniversary with a live webcast linking simultaneous cross Canada events in St. John’s NL; Halifax Regional Municipality NS; Charlottetown, PEI; Toronto, ON; Winnipeg, MB; Edmonton, AB; Whitehorse, YT; Ottawa, ON; and Montreal, QC and Vancouver, BC. The event will conclude with a synchronized nationwide performance of I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing).   

All the Right Notes: Lifelong Music Fan Patti McKague Makes Her JUNOS Debut

Posted By: TD Live Music      Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Waterloo-based Patti McKague has been immersed in music for as long as she can remember. A public relations specialist, mother of two teens, and occasional performer herself, McKague had often dreamed of attending the JUNO Awards. This year, her wish was granted as Patti entered and won the TD Ultimate JUNO Awards Experience contest.

JUNOs Week 2014: A Behind the Scenes Rewind

Posted By: TD Live Music      Tuesday, April 29, 2014
With the 43rd annual JUNO Awards held in Winnipeg during the last week of March, TD Live Music invited local TD Music Ambassador Bernard Phanthavong to take in the celebration of Canadian music.

The Royal Conservatory: Passion Makes Perfect

Posted By: TD Live Music      Friday, April 25, 2014
Since 2011, TD has been the title sponsor of the Conservatory’s annual jazz series, and has supported many additional concerts. This spring, the 2013-2014 TD Jazz: Celebrating Dinah & Sarah series concludes with two exciting shows at Koerner Hall (Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic Project on April 26 and Kurt Elling and Denzal Sinclaire on May 10). The 2014-2015 season of TD Jazz: A Salute to the Big Bands launches October 18 with an extremely rare reunion of Rob McConnell’s Boss Brass.

Spotlight on Winnipeg

Posted By: TD Live Music      Thursday, March 27, 2014
From March 24 to 30, the eyes and ears of Canadian music lovers will be tuned to Winnipeg, Manitoba, which hosts JUNO Week for the second time in under a decade (the first was 2005). 

It’s no secret that Winnipeg is a hotbed for new music, new media, and other expressions of cultural creativity.

STATUS4: Transforming the Lives of Youth One Instrument at a Time

Posted By: TD Live Music      Tuesday, March 18, 2014
In 2007, Winnipeg police officer and lifelong music fan Kevin Gibson made it his mission to better the lives of youth through music and arts. Three years later, Gibson had the chance to present his ideas for what would become Status4 to City Council.

Councillor Thomas Steen, representative for Elmwood-East Kildonan and former member of the Winnipeg Jets, was a fan of the concept .

Meet Your JUNO Fan Choice Award Nominees!

Posted By: TD Live Music      Friday, February 28, 2014
Ask any musician; they’ll tell you that fans come first. Here, you get to decide who wins the top spot as we invite Canadian music fans to vote for your favourite artist or group of the year. Have your say!

Vote now through to March 28.

2013 MusiCounts TD Community Music Grant Recipients Announced

Posted By: TD Live Music      Tuesday, October 22, 2013
On Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at the SKETCH Working Arts Program, located at Masaryk-Cowan Community Centre in the Parkdale neighbourhood of Toronto, quite the celebration took place. Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene was on hand to help Melanie Berry, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards & MusiCounts, Allan Reid, Director, MusiCounts and Alan Convery, Senior Manager, Community Relations, TD Bank Group, to make the announcement regarding the inaugural recipients of the MusiCounts TD Community Music Grants.

iHuman Youth Society – MusiCounts TD Community Grant Recipient

Posted By: TD Live Music      Thursday, October 17, 2013
Founded in 1997, the Edmonton, AB based iHuman Youth Society is a non-profit organization that engages traumatized youth who exhibit high-risk lifestyles. The society influences youth to foster positive personal development and social change through the implementation of innovative arts-based programming, functioning as a positive engagement tool.

Jeunes musiciens du monde – MusiCounts TD Community Grant Recipient

Posted By: TD Live Music      Thursday, October 17, 2013
Jeunes musiciens du monde (Young Musicians of the World) is an organization dedicated to the well-being of young people from four at risk communities in the province of Quebec

Head & Hands – MusiCounts TD Community Grant Recipient

Posted By: TD Live Music      Thursday, October 17, 2013
Head & Hands, a Montreal based organization, aims to work with youth to promote their physical and mental well-being through various outlets, including expression through music

Saint James Music Academy – MusiCounts TD Community Grant Recipient

Posted By: TD Live Music      Thursday, October 17, 2013
The Saint James Music Academy (SJMA) is a free, Vancouver-based social program that strives to bring about social transformation by engaging children and youth from underprivileged school communities in the inner-city through the power of music. 

Status4 Inc. - MusiCounts TD Community Grant Recipient

Posted By: TD Live Music      Thursday, October 17, 2013
Status4 Inc. provides music and arts-based educational programming with a leadership and resiliency skill development focus to at-risk and under-served youth in the Elmwood/Chalmers community of Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Salvation Army – MusiCounts TD Community Grant Recipient

Posted By: TD Live Music      Thursday, October 17, 2013
The $10,000 awarded to The Salvation Army through the MusiCounts TD Community Music Grant will impact three different Salvation Army locations and projects.

ArtsCan Circle – MusiCounts TD Community Grant Recipient

Posted By: TD Live Music      Thursday, October 17, 2013
ArtsCan Circle visits isolated indigenous communities in Labrador, Quebec, Northern Ontario and the Arctic to provide hands-on music and art experiences for the children and youth.

Broadway Neighborhood Hip Hop Academy – MusiCounts TD Community Grant Recipient

Posted By: TD Live Music      Thursday, October 17, 2013
The Broadway Neighborhood Hip Hop Academy is a Winnipeg-based drop in program that has operated successfully out of the Broadway Neighborhood Centre – a not-for-profit organization committed to providing the highest quality recreational, social, health, educational and employment training programs and services to individuals of all ages – since 2006

Submissions for the 2014 JUNO Awards Are Now Open

Posted By: TD Live Music      Thursday, October 17, 2013
Mark your calendars, Canadian musicians, because The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) has announced that submissions for the 2014 JUNO Awards are now open!

Brander Gardens ROCKS – MusiCounts TD Community Grant Recipient

Posted By: TD Live Music      Thursday, October 17, 2013
Brander Gardens ROCKS (Reaching Out To Community Kids) is a growing, Edmonton-based collaborative, committed to creating a neighborhood where diversity is celebrated, neighbors know one another, and all kids and families flourish.

SKETCH – MusiCounts TD Community Grant Recipient

Posted By: TD Live Music      Thursday, October 17, 2013
Currently based in Toronto’s Parkdale neighborhood, SKETCH is an arts-based program aimed at at-risk youth in Toronto. The program currently engages 150-200 youth through drop-in style music-making workshops over the course of a year

Fédération Culturelle de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard – MusiCounts TD Community Grant Recipient - Communauté TD

Posted By: TD Live Music      Thursday, October 17, 2013
The Federation culturelle de l’Ile-du-Prince-Edouard runs a music program aimed at preserving Acadian culture for under-served youth in and around Charlottetown.

The Hammer Band- MusiCounts TD Community Grant Recipient

Posted By: TD Live Music      Thursday, October 17, 2013
The Hammer Band was created to help at-risk children while empowering them to learn about the power of music rather than guns and gangs. The Hammer Band gives children an alternative to violence, while helping them gain life skills as well as giving meaning to their lives and current situations.

Heart of the City Piano Program – MusiCounts TD Community Grant Recipient

Posted By: TD Live Music      Thursday, October 17, 2013
Run by University of Albert students, with the support of the Edmonton Public School Board and the Edmonton Catholic School District, The Edmonton Heart of the City Piano Program serves to enhance the lives of at-risk youth through a structured music program that is scheduled throughout the school year.

Eka Cooperative Highland Gong Society – MusiCounts TD Community Grant Recipient

Posted By: TD Live Music      Thursday, October 17, 2013
In 2011, largely due to the demonstrated support from the Eka Cooperative, the Montagnard refugee community‘s creation of the Highland Gong Society was shared for the first time in Canada.

TD Echo Beach

Posted By: TD Live Music      Thursday, May 30, 2013
In continuing its commitment to music, TD has announced its title sponsorship of Echo Beach through the 2014 season. Over the next two summers, TD Echo Beach will see a unique roster of artists perform against the backdrop of the iconic, downtown Toronto skyline...

Toronto Blue Jays Music Nights, Presented by TD

Posted By: TD Live Music      Thursday, May 02, 2013
As the Official Bank of the Toronto Blue Jays, this summer TD is proud to present three music theme nights at Rogers Centre.

Rock & Roll Music Night - the first of the three music theme nights – kicks off at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, when the Toronto Blue Jays take on the Boston Red Sox. 

TD Community Outreach Programs

Posted By: TD Live Music      Monday, April 01, 2013
Across many of the major Music Festivals TD supports in Canada, we are proud to present Community Outreach programs. These diverse and innovative programs are designed to offer young people the chance to access and contribute to arts and culture, and are truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for those who participate.

The Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival

Posted By: TD Ottawa Jazz Festival      Monday, March 25, 2013
When Canadians think of music festivals, we often imagine soaking up the tunes – along with some sun – during the summer months. But the music doesn’t stop when the temperatures drop. It keeps going 365 days a year, and in the case of the Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival, from January 31 – February 2, 2013.

MusiCounts TD Community Music Grants

Posted By: TD Live Music      Monday, March 18, 2013
MusiCounts and TD Bank Group have launched the new MusiCounts TD Community Music Grants. TD has joined forces with MusiCounts to expand programming designed specifically to create opportunities for youth in underserved communities. MusiCounts TD Community Music Grants will provide $200,000 in musical instruments...

Celebrating 10 Years with 10 Love Songs

Posted By: TD Live Music      Wednesday, February 27, 2013
This past Valentine’s Day, Canada’s queen of R&B, Jully Black, took the stage at the flagship TD Canada Trust branch in downtown Toronto to kick off TD’s “For the Love of Music” press conference. Organized in celebration of TD’s 10th anniversary of supporting music in Canada, a charismatic Black launched the event with a powerful statement.

The JUNO Fan Choice Award Presented by TD

Posted By: TD Live Music      Tuesday, February 19, 2013
At TD, we’re not just supporters of music, we’re huge fans too. That’s why we’ve teamed up with The JUNO Awards – Canada’s largest music celebration – to present The JUNO Fan Choice Award, the only JUNO Award whose recipient is voted on by the fans.

For the Love of Music

Posted By: TD Live Music      Thursday, February 14, 2013
This year, TD celebrates its 10th anniversary of supporting music in Canada. From Victoria to Halifax, we’ve sponsored over 60 music festivals since 2003 with the goal of bringing more music to communities across the country. But our love of music doesn’t stop there.

The Wait is Over – JUNO TV is Here!

Posted By: TD Live Nation      Monday, February 11, 2013
At TD, we’re committed to supporting music in communities across Canada 365 days a year. That’s why we’re so excited to announce that our friends at The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) recently launched the long-anticipated JUNO TV! 

The Festivals that Started it All

Posted By: TD Live Music      Wednesday, February 06, 2013
As the Bank of Music, 2013 marks the 10th anniversary of TD’s commitment to bring more music to communities across Canada.We’re excited to celebrate this milestone with our longstanding music festival partners, hailing from Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria.

Official Bank Sponsor of Live Nation Canada

Posted By: TD Live Music      Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Now the Official Bank Sponsor of Live Nation Canada, TD is helping to bring you more of the music you love from the world’s top artists, all year long! Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment and eCommerce company, comprised of four market leaders:

TD Making of a Star

Posted By: TD Live Music      Saturday, December 22, 2012
In September 2012, TD and CTV’s THE X FACTOR partnered up to offer viewers of the hit reality TV show exclusive content and behind-the-scenes access. Through interviews with contestants from the TD chair in the TD Comfort Zone...